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The collection contains the records of the administration of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, whose tenure in office covered an unprecedented five terms. Although the bulk of the collection spans Bradley's years as mayor (1973-1993), the collection also contains some material from Bradley's service in the Los Angeles Police Department, as an LA City Councilman (1963-1973) as well as materials related to his candidacy for Governor of CA in 1983 and 1986. The collection covers a variety of subjects pertinent to Los Angeles, including transportation, water conservation, offshore oil drilling, education, the 1984 Olympic Games, the Los Angeles Convention Center LA Produce and Flower Markets, and the riots in 1992. The records are in a variety of formats, including correspondence, photographs, reports, publications, architectural drawings, cassette recordings, video tapes, and memorabilia.
Thomas Bradley was born in Calvert, TX, in 1917. His family moved to Los Angeles, CA, when he was seven years old. He attended UCLA on a track scholarship from 1937 to 1940, majoring in education, but left before graduating to join the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
2252 linear feet (4503 boxes) NB: The following box numbers were not used: 628-629, 634, 749, 751, 930, 1142-1143, 1226, 1250, 1400-1402, 1430, 1569-1571, 1713, 1758, 2035, 2383, 2445, 2508, 2915, 3201-3599, 3626-3630, 3699, 3720, 3861, 3932-3979, 4009-4011, 4107, 4215, 4282-4283, 4286, 4445, 4495-4496, 4499-4500, 4504-4514, 4520, 4548, 4568, 4570, 4706-4707, 4711-4712, 4719, 4721-4726, 4734, 4736-4737, 4756-4759, 4761-4762, 4868-4872, 4957-4966, 4969, 4971-4978, 4980-5007, 5010-5014, 5079, 5082
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